Moody newspaper food critic Wagner was poisoned with wild mushrooms. To impress Gus's visiting uncle Burton, Shawn allows an apparent role switch, which means he must cue his clueless partner unnoticed, but hopes to get payment in kind. Shawn soon realizes their first suspect, a disgruntled chef, must be set up by the real poison killer, who is motivated by another competition. Written by
Did You Know?
Starting with this episode, and continuing over the next several episodes, Lassiter has his arm in a sling. While the cause of the character's injury is never revealed, the show's production blog states that actor Timothy Omundson
broke his collarbone while mountain-biking to work. See more
When Shawn is trying to get a job at the Mirror, he impresses editor Phil Pritikin by deducing that the editor is left-handed. However, in several scenes, Pritikin can be seen writing with his right hand. See more
Burton 'Gus' Guster
I sense that you're at peace with your husband's passing.
Well, not exactly at peace, but it wasn't easy being married to a food critic. He rated everything I did.
Surely he couldn't have rated *everything*.
[Shawn chuckles, but stops when Mrs. Wagner nods
I never broke two stars.
Wow, that's... awfully harsh.
References Diagnosis Murder
I Want Candy
Written by Bert Berns
(as Bert Berns), Bob Feldman
, Jerry Goldstein
, and Richard Gottehrer
Performed by Bow Wow Wow See more